About Blackbutterfly Cards

I started making cards for pleasure in 2007, and quickly found my home was becoming swamped by cards everywhere. I decided to put some of them up for sale on a webpage in an effort to recoup some of the costs of my hobby. I called the webpage Blackbutterfly Handcrafted Cards, and it can be found at http://www.blackbutterfly2007.co.uk/

I try to take my cards to a couple of table sales or craft fairs a year, but make my cards mainly for friends and family. I would love the website sales to take off, as I nowhere near cover the costs involved in this all absorbing hobby, but for me the main thing is the pleasure I have in making my cards.
Recently I have decided to expand my blog to cover my other interests too. It's a sort of substitute for going to work and chatting to people, as due to ill health I was unable to work, and since the beginning of 2014 I am officially a pensioner.
Although I'll still show my cards, I'll also be covering my other interests and how I attempt to make ends meet day by day.

In fact anything that crosses my mind will be on here, so be prepared for waffle and a wasted five minutes as you read.
Make coffee and settle in, why don't you?

Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year Cards

I made a couple of cards for my neighbours who were kind enough to unexpectedly send me Christmas cards.
 I made no cards at all for Christmas this year,  or at least, to be honest I started to, but realising that postage costs were out of sight for us I gave up. Those I DID make will be up on the website eventually. Anyway, not wishing to be on bad terms with my neighbours I've made New Years Cards for them. I realised how out of practice I was in making cards when I started out, skills were rusty as was my inspiration!  I made two identical cards, and it took me nearly all day!

Anyway, although  I'm not completely happy with them, at least I made the effort. 10/10 for trying, as my teacher used to say. I thought I'd share my attempt with you, as some news is better than no news.

It blowing a gale here today and its pouring with rain. It's just after 1.30 in the afternoon, and we have had to put the lights on. Shocking waste of electricity but I couldn't see to type, and my daughter is trying to read. 
 There's a house round the corner to us that has lost all of its side fence, concrete posts and gravel boards included. All I've had blown over so far are the cut down milk bottles, waiting for me to plant them up with strawberries. They are in a heap in the far corner by the shed, so I'll just gather them up when the weather improves.Thankfully this garden seems to be fairly well protected.
The cat has just been howling to come in, I TOLD her she wouldn't like it out there, but she'd rather go out than utilise the litter tray. Something I'm actually quite grateful for to be honest. The dog has settled on a duvet on the settee to get warm and sleep, and my daughter has tucked him up in a blanket.......sad, but he seems very content with the whole situation. Silly animal!
This is definitely a day for staying in doors and doing crafty things, which for me today will be my cross stitch. 

I hope it's nicer weather where you are.

1 comment:

  1. Wet and windy here too. The card is lovely - very stylish and I'd be thrilled to receive a card like that. I haven't done any crafting for a week as my fingers needed to heal,but I've had lots of time to plan!